NIA Reception 2020In this second year of the Nurse Innovator Award, up to $62,000 was available to support innovations submitted through our application. With more than twice as many applicants this year, once again the selection of winners wasn't easy.

The winners were announced at the Virtual Reception held on November 18, 2020, hosted by Mary Ito, of CBC. Watch this space for a link to the recorded event.

We believe that each of this year's winning projects will have positive impact on nursing and patients for years to come. With deep appreciation to the NIA Founding Donors, the Friends and Supporters, and other donors, we are proud to profile the 2020 RNFOO Nurse Innovator Award Winners.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to read the complete information about the winning projects. We are confident that you will be impressed and inspired. As noted by Zayna Khayat in her comments at our First NIA Reception, we believe that “The future of nursing is in good hands.”

Your Storyline App is an innovative means of incorporating story telling back into health care where it has been missing throughout industrial societies. Utilizing modern technology,

Your Storyline App leverages access to mobile technology to facilitate documentation of our continuous health stories.

Your Storyline App encourages and enables users to capture thoughts, feelings and activities immediately to share with health professionals, friends and others, as they choose.

Read more: Your Storyline App

The Wound Care Education team is planning a “first of its kind” Virtual Simulation Game to teach wound care online to nurses and nursing students. With virtual Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) or V-OSCE summative assessment embedded, this will serve as a powerful tool to help standardize wound care education. 

Read more: Wound Care Education

Delivering the learning into hands of paediatric home care nurses
A timely and important initiative, Connected Care On The Go is aimed at bringing care to a vulnerable group during these times of upheaval and isolation.
Targeting Home Care Nurses as well as directly meeting the needs of at home patients, Connected Care On The Go could dramatically improve the lives of many.

Read more: Connected Care On the Go

Wound Care Education

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE, Queen's University
Kevin Woo, RN, PhD, Queen's University
Deborah Tregunno, RN, PhD, Queen's University
Jane Tyerman, RN, PhD, CCSNE, University of Ottawa
Barbara Wilson-Keates, RN, PhD, CCSNE, Athabasca University

Queens Award Amount: $15,000

Read more: Wound Care Education Team

Meet The Connected Care On the Go Team

Krista Keilty, NP-Paediatrics, PhD (SickKids)
Stephanie Chu, RN, BScN, MN (SickKids)
Sandra M McKay, PhD, MBA (VHA)
Matthew Wong, RN, MN (VHA)

SickKids/VHA Award Amount: $16,300

Read more: Connected Care Team